Think of Santa Monica as LA's cute, hippie-chic little sister. Here you can find just about any type, from psychics to Hollywood producers and soccer moms to skate punks. Of course, the one main draw to this place is clear: that sublime stretch of Pacific coastline complete with golden, sandy beaches. So grab a beach chair and people-watch to your heart's content.
And environmentalists, rejoice: this was one of the first cities in the US to formally adopt a comprehensive sustainability plan. With huge initiatives such as enhanced bicycle infrastructure, curbside recycling, and LEED building codes, Santa Monica is set to become one of the most environmentally activist cities in the country.
By day, stroll the famous Santa Monica Pier for its shopping and carnival attractions (ferris wheel included, obviously). By night, the Third Street Promenade is the place to be for chic lounges, dance clubs, and casual cafes. And while you have all the high-end boutiques at your fingertips, locals know that the real finds are at the plethora of thrift shops throughout the city. Vintage Chanel, anyone?
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